Court remands three over death of worker during looting in Osun
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
An Osogbo Magistrate’s Court in Osun state on Monday ordered the remand of three persons for allegedly shooting a worker and causing his death while looting a firm in the state recently.
The arraigned suspects are Aishat Mutiu, aged 21, Oyewale Segun, 22 and Ijaye Shola, aged 22.
The accused persons and others now at large were slammed with four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery and murder.
Police prosecutor, ASP Idoko John told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on or about October 24, 2020 at about 11:00am at TUNS International Holding Limited, Osogbo.
He alleged that the accused persons did arm themselves with guns, cutlasses, iron rods, sticks and other dangerous weapons and robbed one Badmus Taofeek Olakunle of one items.
Among the items are laptops, Computer, printers, Rugs, Standing fans, Televisions, bags of salt, flour, sugar, baking soda, wall clocks, office chairs and tables, tins of yeast, two big generators, six electric oven, bread slice machines, thousands of cartons of biscuit, pop corn machines, and others Wich value are yet to be estimated.
The stolen items were said to be the property of TUNS International Holding Limited, Osogbo.
The prosecutor further said that the trio did unlawfully shoot the worker of TUNS farm, Abdulrasheed Olawale with gun which caused his death.
He stated that the offense committed is contrary to and punishable under section 6(b), 1(1)(2)(a)(b),324 and 319(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap RII Vol. 14 Laws of Federation of
Nigeria, 2004 and criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002.
The pleas of the accused persons were not taken by the court.
Counsels to the accused persons are Taiwo Awokunle, Cheif Bola Abimbola Ige, A.A Adelowo and A.O Olodo.
The Presiding Magistrate, Modupe Awodele ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ilesa correctional center.
She ordered the police to refer the duplicate case file to the ministry of justice for legal advice.
She thereafter adjourned the matter to December 9th, 2020 and transferred the matter to Magistrate court lll.